California water regulators say cities showed their best drought conservation yet by cutting water use 29 percent in May compared to two years ago.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation making public the logs that water well drillers file with the state.
California's prolonged drought has created opportunities for prospectors and miners panning, sluicing, chiseling and diving for gold.
South Bay residents are doing more to conserve water use, according to new data released by water officials.
Recent reporting from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that over-pumping of California groundwater is causing the ground to sink and endangers infrastructure.
Three Bay Area spots are among this year's dirtiest California beaches, but the drought may be helping hundreds of others.